Archaeology and the Bible: an Appeal

Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III
(2 Kings 9)

This is an appeal for help. I am presenting two lunchtime talks on “Archaeology and the Bible” in the City of London this month.

I have some material prepared. Luke’s Gospel and the Dead Sea Scrolls get the most air-time.  Here’s my appeal: do you have questions, apparent contradictions that need resolving, or examples of how archaeology supports the Bible’s credibility? Alternatively, would you have suggestions as to how to approach the topic as a whole?

Please email me on, or leave a comment on this blog.

By the way, if you would like to come to the talks, or invite your friends, the details are as follows:

February 11th & 25th, 13.05-13.35pm
The Church Of St Edmund The King, Lombard Street, EC3V 9EA
Enter through main church entrance on Lombard street for the ground floor meeting room at back of church. 
Nearest tube station:  Bank (exit 6) or Monument

Many thanks, Malcolm

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Is your presentation to Christians or non-Christians? To Christians… I think we always love seeing the amazing ways that Archaeology illuminates the bible (Lachish reliefs at the British museum), and all the material that HAS been unearthed (gates of Solomon, Rosetta Stone, Ebla texts, ah sooo many I can’t remember right now) despite the places where the record is [mostly] silent (Noah’s ark, Garden if Eden). Tough questions: low/high chronology regarding United Monarchy(though this may have been resolved back in ’10 or ’11), conquest/lack of evidence at Jericho, … those are the two I hear about a lot. –Talia (Staten) Laing Good luck!

  • Thank, Talia. Helpful thoughts. I take the British Museum too much for granted. We are spoilt with the Biblical material so close at hand! Malcolm